Tuesday , 17 September 2019

Valuation Review

Valuation Review

You can work with USPAP

Some within the appraisal industry feel the guidelines appraisers must adhere to, as well as the intense regulatory environment; can be burdensome in today’s changing appraisal industry. Is it time for USPAP to reflect emerging trends which are starting to impact on the use of conventional appraisal services? Valuation Review spoke with Allstate Appraisal’s Steven S. Albert for his answer …

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AI: Qualified appraisers key to property tax appeals

Working with an Appraisal Institute (AI) Designated Member can benefit homeowners. Such benefits are evident for homeowners who choose to appeal their property tax assessments. What, specifically must homeowners be award of when it comes making their appeals? Read on to find out, and hear what the AI president had to say on this matter. Via:: AI: Qualified appraisers key …

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ASA: ‘It appears agencies minds were set on increase’

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is concerned. The ASA was deeply disappointed to learn that federal banking agencies rejected a request by numerous groups – including ASA – to hold a public hearing regarding the proposed increase in the residential appraisal threshold to $400,000. Read on to learn more and hear from both the ASA international president and the …

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LendingQB introduces toolkit

LendingQB announced the addition of its new non-QM toolkit for both its originator portals within LendingQB that now streamlines the non-QM loan pricing, eligibility and submission workflow for originators. Read on to learn more. Via:: LendingQB introduces toolkit       

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TCI, MBA join forces

CoreLogic recently announced that The Columbia Institute and Mortgage Bankers Association Education have joined forces to deliver a group of comprehensive courses specifically designed for lenders. Read on to learn more. Via:: TCI, MBA join forces       

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Counterpoint: HouseCanary weighs in on case

In March 2018, HouseCanary was awarded $706.2 million in damages stemming from a lawsuit filed by Amrock, formerly known as TitleSource. Amrock’s motion for a new trial in this legal battle with the valuation company was denied by the Bexar County, Texas, state court Jan. 8. Valuation Review interviewed HouseCanary’s legal representative, Kalpana Srinivasan, co-lead counsel from Susman Godfrey L.L.P., …

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